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Cookies policy

This web page operated by Republica del Gusto Distribution SRL defines how to use  cookies, what cookies are, what data they contain, why they are important and how to delete them .


1. What are Cookies?

The "cookie" (term also known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user on that accesses the internet. The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a web browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive", that is, it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the stored information in any way on the user's hard drive.

The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the hard drive the user).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.

Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user leaves the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ('cookie- permanent ures'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.

2. What are Cookies used for?

Cookie files are used exclusively by web browsers and make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in the most relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences.

Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide comfortable services to our website users. For example, online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user's personal identification.

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/providers (eg: news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties can also place cookies through the website and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of the respective website. Third-party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the website owner.

Third-party cookies come from a different domain than the website you are visiting. For example, when you visit our website, we may include a link to another company's website - such as our Facebook account, or a video from our YouTube page.

Therefore, when you give 'Like', these sites can sometimes place cookies on your computer. We do not control how they use their cookies, so we suggest you check on their website how they use them and how you can manage them.

Cookies allow you to have a better experience visiting our website, and some of them are necessary for its proper functioning. We use cookies to:

  • protected access to confidential data in your account

  • improving the response time when accessing pages on the website

  • access to the online store

  • registration of preferences related to browsing the site

  • access to protected sections of the site. The cookie is generated after authentication to check the expiration of the session

  • identifying the navigation path of users on the site

  • the display of personalized content, corresponding to the role and rights of a user

  • visitor analysis, in order to improve the experience on the site. With the help of Google Analytics, we collect anonymous data about visits to our website

  • management, optimization, personalization of user experience

  • identification of users' shopping baskets

  • recording the user's acceptance for cookies when accessing the site for the first time

  • for authentication. When you log in to this site, we generate a cookie that tells us if you are logged in. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are logged in with and what permissions you have for certain services

  • temporary recording of the content previously viewed by the user, for the display of relevant content during further navigation

  • display of opinion polls

3. What cookies do we use?

We currently use cookies per session and fixed cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or the closing of the application (web browser). Fixed cookies remain on the user's terminal for an individually predefined period in the operating parameters of each cookie or until they are manually deleted by the user.

A visit to this site may place cookies with the following purposes:

  • Website performance cookies (required for the website to function)

  • Cookies for visitor analysis (required for the website to function)

  • Registration cookies (necessary for the website to function)

  • Cookies for geotargetting

  • Cookies for advertising provided by Facebook si Google

3.1 Use of cookies by you

To make an online purchase or to access your account, you must have cookies enabled in your internet browser. The most popular browsers are:

  • Google Chrome

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Internet Explorer

  • Safari

  • Opera

If you choose not to activate cookies, you will be able to browse our website, but you will not be able to make online purchases and you will not be able to access your account.

3.2 Performance cookies:

This type of cookie remembers different preferences and personalized settings of the user on this site, thus facilitating the user's experience on the site, without having to redo the settings each time the site is visited (examples: setting different search filters, setting the volume for video players, setting the video streaming speed with which the web browser is compatible)

3.3 Cookies for visitor analysis

Every time a user visits this site, the analytics software generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows the monitoring of unique users who visit us and how often they do so. As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If you are registered, we can also know the details you have provided us, such as your e-mail address and username - these being subject to confidentiality and the provisions of Terms and conditionsPrivacy policy as well as the provisions of the legislation in force regarding the protection of personal data.

3.4 Cookies for geotargeting

These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target the content - even when you are on our page in Romanian or in another language, you receive the same advertisement.

When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us if you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a specific service. It also allows us to associate any comment you post on our site with your username. If you have not selected "keep me registered", this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.

4. What kind of data do Cookies contain

The cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, as a rule, do not individually identify Internet users, but only help to identify the device from which the website is accessed. The data collected through the use of Cookies help facilitate certain functionalities for the user. All the information collected by Cookies are encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to access them and are used in the communication between the web server and the web browser, not being accessed manually by users or Republica del Gusto Distribution SRL staff.

5. Deleting Cookies

In general, an application used to access web pages allows cookies to be saved on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed every time Cookies are sent to his terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing Cookies can be found in the settings area of the application (web browser). Limiting the use of Cookies may affect certain functionalities of the web page.

5. Why are cookies important?

Cookies represent one of the most important aspects that are at the center of the efficient functioning of the Internet. They contribute to the generation of a browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user, making the entire browsing experience easier.

Refusal or deactivation of Cookies is an individual right and may make certain websites impossible to use. Also, refusing or deactivating Cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising messages in the online environment, but only that the display of these messages will no longer take into account the preferences and/or interests highlighted through browsing behavior, collected in the normally by Cookies for the display of relevant content for the user.

Cookies that do not require user registration or authentication through an account can have the following attributes:

  • Content adaptation according to user preferences - categories of products and services

  • The display of offers adapted to the interests of the users

  • Setting and displaying different filters set by the user (child protection filters regarding Internet content, Safe Search functions, Family Mode)

  • Settings regarding the limitation of the number of times an advertisement can be displayed for certain user groups or even the display of prices and offers for different user groups

  • Measuring and optimizing different types of content through Analytics services - which help to monitor and confirm traffic on a website, the way a user arrives at a website (sources: search engines, direct traffic, from other websites- uri etc) and implicitly improving the website for the benefit of users

6. Security and confidentiality

Cookies are not viruses. They use a plain text format that is encrypted by the web browser so that they cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons. Cookies, both fixed and per session, do not contain pieces of code and can be executed, cannot auto-run, cannot replicate, therefore they cannot be considered viruses because they do not perform these functions.

Cookies can still be used for negative purposes by other malicious programs that can run on visitors' devices because they store information about preferences and browsing history, both on a specific site and on other sites.

Many anti-spyware solutions detect and mark Cookies to be deleted during the detection/scanning/deletion procedures, a situation sometimes valid also in the case of certain anti-virus programs.

In general, most web browsers and Internet access devices have privacy systems and settings regarding different levels of security and acceptance of Cookies, as well as their validity, automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain website or after closing the browser web.

The protection of personal data and identity is very important and represents a legitimate right of every internet user. It is recommended that every user knows what are the potential problems that cookies can create, because through them information is sent in both directions, between the browser and the website.

If an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes in the communication between the browser and the website, the data can be intercepted. This can happen, but very rarely, if users use an unsecured computer or are connected to an unsecured wireless network, without an active antivirus/firewall.

If a website does not require the web browser to use exclusively encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers and send or request information through unsecured channels. This information can be used later for negative purposes.

It is extremely important that users be careful when choosing the method of connecting to the Internet and implicitly take into account all the measures to protect their personal information, such as connecting to the Internet only from places with a secure connection, using devices secured, the use of an antivirus, increased attention to accessing and entering personal data in public Internet access places and terminals, the use of secure and complex passwords, etc.

Cookie control

You can control the way you use cookies from your browser.

How to check if cookies are enabled on PCs:

  • Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the menu button (three horizontal dots) located in the upper right part of your browser window and select "Settings" then "Show advanced settings".

  2. Locate the title "Data protection" and select "Content settings"

  3. Now select "Allow local data setting"

  • Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on the menu button (three horizontal bars) located in the upper right part of your browser window and select "Options"

  2. Then select the "Data Protection" icon

  3. Click on "Cookies", then select "allow sites to set cookies"

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  1. Click on the "Settings" icon (which looks like a cog wheel) located in the upper right part of the browser window and select "Internet Options", then click on the "Data Protection" button

  2. Make sure that the Data Protection level is set to Medium or lower, which will allow cookies in your browser.

  3. Setting protection above Medium will disable cookies.

How can you check if cookies are enabled for devices that use the Mac operating system

  • Safari on OS X

  1. Click on "Safari" at the top of the browser window and select the "Preferences" option

  2. Click on "Data Protection"

  3. Select "Allow from websites I visit"

Block cookies

If you want to find out how to stop websites from using cookies to remember which websites you visit, select your browser from the list. This will take you to the respective browser's page, where you can manage cookies and website data:

Internet Explorer

If you change your cookie settings in your browser, your experience with us will not be monitored.

If you want to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies

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